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Former Smith’s singer Morrissey has been slamming a lot of people recently. His most recent slam? Beyonce.
At a recent L.A. concert, Morrissey spoke out against Beyonce saying that her choice in handbags has resulted in the extinction of the rhino. He then started singing “Meat Is Murder” the title track of The Smiths 1985 album.
Clearly it’s feuding time in Hollywood for Morrissey.
It has to do with his steadfast commitment to vegetarianism and his overwhelming belief that others should abide by the same values.
He recently started a feud with Jimmy Kimmel by cancelling an appearance on Kimmel’s show when he learned the members of “Duck Dynasty” will also be guest stars. He cited that his personal beliefs that hunting ducks is wrong as the reason for the cancellation. Actually he said: “As far as my reputation is concerned, I can’t take the risk of being on a show alongside people who, in effect, amount to animal serial killers.”
He then started a beef with Sir Paul McCartney after he was able to get the Staple’s Center to go meat free for his performance. This was something that McCartney wasn’t able to do.
"I was amused to hear that [McCartney] was very angry that Staples had said yes to me but no to him, when really, he should be happy for any victory on behalf of the animals,"Morrisey told The Hollywood Reporter, ”I know he works tirelessly for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals [PETA], but he also loves the British royals, whose treatment of animals is abysmal. The Queen herself wears enough fur to blanket most of Russia. He also once sang ‘Give Ireland Back To The Irish,’ which was directed at the Queen. Well, she refused, and she still refuses, yet Sir Paul gives her the thumbs up! If he cared passionately about animals, he’d return his knighthood.”
Jimmy Kimmel has responded via his Twitter account: “note to Morrissey - if you have more dumb statements to make, I invite you to make them where I do, on my show.” Paul McCartney and Beyonce have not publicly responded to Morrissey’s statements.